When Spending More Up Front Actually Helps You Save

People are taught from a young age that they should save their money rather than spend it, but in certain situations the opposite might be true. Consider, for example, caffeine lovers who spend $3 on coffee before work each day. During 2015, a year that has about 251 workdays, this adds up to $753 spent on coffee alone. But if these people were to shell out a one-time payment of $40 for a coffee machine rather than continual $3 payments for individual drinks, they could put that money toward a tropical vacation instead. The same logic applies to a $10 wine vacuum pump that could save countless bottles of nice wine (or Two Buck Chuck for that matter) from meeting a sad, spoiled demise down the bathroom sink.